A New Ticket Talk Podcast Episode: Protection and Advocacy for You!
Would you like to have a better understanding of your rights as a Social Security beneficiary? Do you think you may have been discriminated against because of your disability? Do you want to know how you can go about requesting reasonable accommodations to help you function more effectively on the job? In our newest Ticket Talk episode, we spoke with the Director of a Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security organization who answered some of those questions!
The Protection & Advocacy (P&A) network is the nation's largest provider of legal and advocacy services for people with disabilities. Social Security's P&A Program, known as Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS), serves Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries who want to work. PABSS organizations are responsible for protecting the legal rights of Social Security disability beneficiaries by providing information, advocacy, legal representation, and other support services.
This podcast features Lillie Lowe-Reid, PABSS Director of Disability Rights New Jersey. As a PABSS advocate, she represents eligible beneficiaries to remove barriers hindering successful employment. Lowe-Reid explains the advocacy and support that individuals with a disability may need to secure, retain or re-gain employment. Some of these services may include vocational rehabilitation, requesting reasonable accommodations, support navigating other related organizations and services to support their efforts to work and protect their rights. You will also hear some common questions asked by other beneficiaries and a few real-life cases from Disability Rights New Jersey.
If you receive disability benefits and you want to work, or you feel like you may have been discriminated against or need assistance with accommodations, listening to this episode may help answer your questions so you may start on the road to financial independence. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript.
Ticket to Work helps people with disabilities transition from benefits to employment. For more information on Ticket to Work, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/work or call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1- 866-833-2967 (TTY).
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